CFPB helms multi-agency effort to scrutinize sale of Americans’ data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission are teaming up to investigate long-awaited regulatory steps into the sale of Americans’ data by third party companies. 

FTC, HHS warn of potential privacy and security risks embedded in online health sites

The agencies noted hospitals and telehealth providers could be exposing sensitive patient health information through online tracking tools like Meta Pixel and Google Analytics.

FTC probe of OpenAI: Consumer protection is the opening salvo of US AI regulation

COMMENTARY | The FTC probe of ChatGPT maker OpenAI aligns with concerns that members of Congress have expressed.

The fight for the future of cloud

The Federal Trade Commission got an earful from managed services providers, trade groups and antitrust activists about cloud business practices.

FTC charges Ring over 'disregard' for customer data security

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed stronger security protocols for home video surveillance company Ring after years of mounting concern over data privacy.

FTC Dings Reproductive Health App Over Data Sharing Violations

The app Premom and its parent company will pay $100,000 in a settlement following allegations of sharing sensitive user health data to third parties.

FTC Issues Warning About Generative AI Misuse

The agency noted that firms should not harm or deceive consumers with the new tools or get rid of staff in charge of artificial intelligence ethics.

4 Agencies Pledge Enforcement Against AI Bias

A letter helmed by the Federal Trade Commission promises vigilance against automated systems used to make critical socioeconomic decisions.

FTC Seeks Info on Cloud Computing Market’s Influence

The Federal Trade Commission is asking for public feedback about the market power of cloud computing providers, among other information.

FTC Launches New Office of Technology for ‘In-House Skills’

The launch of the Federal Trade Commission’s tech-focused office comes as federal regulators have ramped up investigations into the practices of large technology companies.

FTC Votes to Finalize Data Security Order for Ed Tech Website

The FTC issued another set of requirements for online businesses handling sensitive consumer data following multiple data breaches.

Legislators Renew Efforts to Protect Consumers from an Eavesdropping Fridge

The reintroduced bill asks the Federal Trade Commission to establish disclosure guidelines for smart devices and appliances that consumers would not expect to be recording them.

FTC Proposes Ban on Noncompetes, Which Agency Says Stifle Innovation

Opponents of noncompetes have long argued that the agreements have a harmful impact on competition, particularly on the tech sector’s ability to develop cutting-edge devices and services.

Agency Recommends Firmer Data, Algorithm Regulations to Protect Online Privacy

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for advice on developing an online privacy framework.

FTC's Data Security Complaint Against Drizly Sets New Leadership Responsibility

The consequences of Drizly’s lax security measures could echo past the beverage delivery company.

FTC Announces New Chief Technology Officer and Public Affairs Director

The agency’s acting CTO was appointed to the permanent position, after a year of working in an acting capacity.